USDA ARS Releases Annual Honey Industry Survey
Survey Reveals U.S. Honey Production Up 20 Percent; Record High Honey Prices
Honey production in 2010 from producers with five or more colonies totaled 176 million pounds, up 20 percent from 2009. There were 2.68 million colonies producing honey in 2010, up 7 percent from 2009. Yield per colony averaged 65.5 pounds, up 12 percent from the 58.6 pounds in 2009. In addition, honey prices increased to a record high during 2010 to 160.3 cents, up 9 percent from 147.3 cents in 2009.
For the full report on the 2010 honey crop, visit the following link: http://usda.mannlib.cornell.edu/usda/current/Hone/Hone-02-25-2011.pdf.
Released February 25, 2011, by the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), Agricultural Statistics Board, U.S. Department of Agriculture.
posted February 2011